Good Housekeeping: Complete Book of Vegetarian Cookery
Good Housekeeping: Janet Smith
With over 270 delicious recipes the "Good Housekeeping Complete Book of Vegetarian Cookery" proves once and for all that vegetarian food means far more than dry nut roasts and tasteless vegetable casseroles. Drawing on the rich vegetarian traditions of many different countries, it provides a comprehensive collection of highly imaginative recipes. Both strict vegetarians and the increasing number of people keen to reduce the amount of meat in their diet will find this book an endless source of inspiration.
The opening chapter covers the principles of a vegetarian diet and gives sound nutritional advice. Together with well-loved classics such as Mushroom Risotto and Banana Cake, the recipes themselves also reflect the growing awareness of the delicious meat-free dishes found in many Mediterranean and Eastern cuisines. Vegetable Korma, Sesame Pilaff with Fennel, and Goat's Cheese and Roasted Pepper Salad are just some of the more adventurous dishes on offer. Basic techniques and handy short-cuts are also included, with tips for cooking beans, for example, or freezing and reheating pancakes. All the recipes have been double-tasted in the famous Good Housekeeping Institute kitchens so you can be sure of perfect results.
In the course of seventeen chapters, which range from Soups and Salads through Curries, Casseroles and Stews to Cakes, Teabreads and Sweet Things, the book provides recipes for every occasion, whether a simple family lunch or a sophisticated celebration dinner. In addition, Cooking for One solves the problem of catering for a lone vegetarian in a meat-eating family and another special chapter contains recipes such as Mini Quiches and Chocolate Muesli Fingers which cannot fail to tempt the vegetarian child.
Illustrated with over 40 colour photographs, this exciting collection of recipes shows that vegetarian cooking has come of age. It will be an essential reference and a treasure house of ideas for every cook.